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Autism Intervention Dollars:
The process if your child is already in the Autism Program
Families who access Autism Intervention Dollars must contact the Autism Funding Unit as they determine funding eligibility for Rec & Leisure’s various programs based on individual participant needs/goals.
Families must submit a “Request to Pay” for to the AFU stating the service name, date, time, and cost. This must be done 1 month prior to the start of Rec & Leisure programs. Funding periods are based on the individual’s birthday (considered fiscal year).
Once funding is approved for a participant for Rec & Leisure’s programs, it is the family’s responsibility to forward the Authorization form from the Autism Funding Unit to the Program Manager. It is also the family’s responsibility to ensure all payments are made in full when the AFU does not cover the programs the participant is registered in.
*Autism dollars only cover the days your child is in attendance. Parents are responsible for paying for any missed classes as stated in our payment policy, refunds are not granted due to illness. Semiahmoo House Society does NOT cover the cost when a child is not in attendance. Both the Autism Funding Unit and the family will be invoiced at the end of each semester.
How to get approved for Autism dollars:
The process if your child is not already in the Autism Program
Send in “Request to Pay” form as long as your child is already in the Autism Program. If the child is already in the program, they typically get compensated as follows: Over 6 years old $6,000 a year for workshops, training programs and behavior intervention.
If a child is not in the program, they need to be diagnosed by a pediatrician, and BCAAN is completed. Parents then take the results to a social worker.
If you require more information on the Autism Funding Programs, pleaser refer to “A Parent’s Handbook: Your Guide to Autism Programs” which is available on the Ministry of Children and Family Development’s website at: